On Tuesday, the governor of Nigeria’s business hub Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, issued a 24-hour state-wide curfew in response to the rising #EndSARS protests. In a tweet, he wrote partially, “I, subsequently, hereby impose a 24-hour curfew on all elements of the State as from 4pm right this moment, 20th October,2020. No one, besides important service suppliers and first responders should be discovered on the streets.”
Shortly after, it seems photographs had been fired at protesters.
Whereas many on the Lekki Toll Gate had been protesting, gunshots had been fired, and many individuals might be seen in movies working frantically to guard themselves. Folks additionally went stay on Instagram, together with DJ Swap and confirmed the chaotic scene of people that had been injured, coated in blood, and working for canopy.
There have additionally been experiences of fatalities, however we can’t verify the quantity of people that could have been injured, presently. There are additionally unconfirmed experiences that the lights had been reduce off amid the protests, and ambulances are blocked—stopping them from serving to those that are injured.
As we beforehand reported, the ‘Finish SARS’ protests began practically two weeks in the past.
In response to experiences, this unit was initially based in 1992. The intent was to guard civilians from armed robbers, however the precise reverse is allegedly taking place. With alleged experiences of unlawful detentions, murders, and extortion, younger adults in Nigeria are calling on the unit to disband.
Many additionally report that SARS profiles younger Nigerians who’ve locs or dyed hair, piercings, and something that appears to be of standing.
In response to BBC, Amnesty discovered that males between the ages of 17 and 30 had been allegedly focused. “Younger males with dreadlocks, ripped denims, tattoos, flashy vehicles or costly devices are incessantly focused by SARS,” Amnesty stated.
As soon as they’re profiled, many are allegedly attacked, raped, and even killed.